Whale sharks in Ningaloo Marine Park: managing tourism in an Australian marine protected area

Whale sharks in Ningaloo Marine Park: managing tourism in an Australian marine protected area

Primary Country: Australia
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates: Considering only expenditures in Exmouth and Coral Bay - excluding all travel costs and package holiday costs, and also excluding the 'other costs' category - the mean expenditure was approximately $2370 per diver. Based on 2000 divers who visited during 1995 to see whale sharks, this translates to a primary injection of funds to the loccal economy of around $4.7 million annually.
Region: Australia

Publication information

Davis, D. Banks, S.Birtles, A.Valentine, P.Cuthill, M. “Whale sharks in Ningaloo Marine Park: managing tourism in an Australian marine protected area” Tourism Management, 18: 259-271, 1997

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